Hidden From Evil

“And the woman conceived and bare a son: and when she saw him, that he was a goodly child, she hid him.” Exodus 2:22And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. (Exodus 2:2)
In the time when Moses was born, the king of Egypt had ordered all male babies of the Israelites to be killed at birth. The midwives did not do this because they feared God, so Pharaoh ordered his people to cast them into the river.
The life of Moses, because of this, was in serious danger; but his mother was able to hide him for a while, and he lived to fulfill God’s purpose for him. Today the prince of this world (Satan — 2 Cor. 4:44In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. (2 Corinthians 4:4)) seems to be waging an all-out war for all children, and it has never seemed more necessary to hide them from him and all the things he uses to attract them.
I recently heard a young man pray, “Lord, the enemy is coming right into our homes!” There are so many things to read, to listen to, to watch. Many of these things could be considered legitimate, but excess time spent on them will sap us and our children spiritually. Too much time spent on electronics can keep us from exercise and social interaction. Even the games provided for children are often unsuitable, and some of them are known to be harmful. The Lord has provided wholesome, worthwhile things to do. We need His help to find them, but we can count on His help. “For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them as the Lord our God is in all things that we call upon Him for?” (Deut. 4:77For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the Lord our God is in all things that we call upon him for? (Deuteronomy 4:7)).
We need to hide ourselves from the things the enemy would like to bring to us as well. We cannot hide our children if we don’t hide ourselves.
I read of a godly brother who had a telescope. A visitor to the home was invited to look through it, and he discovered the words, “Holiness to the Lord” Zechariah 4:20, engraved on it. Even an instrument for looking at the stars needed to be kept in place in his heart. Perhaps we would do well to think about that phrase on the items around our home.
Before I was married, I took a class on nutrition taught by a professional dietitian. She told us that the way we were eating at that time would have more of an effect on the health of our babies than what we would eat when we were pregnant. So, dear single women and mothers of babies and toddlers, what are you feeding on? Things that will strengthen you for the battle? The things that our minds are occupied with affect our spiritual health and that of our children. Can we not put the Lord first in this matter?